Unlike before where you need to pay for every text message you send, nowadays texting is almost offered as a free service even to prepaid subscribers. In fact, today you can use the internet to send and receive text messages even if you don’t have enough credits in your phone. There are literally hundreds of online services that offer the same thing–free texts. A simple search on Google would show you a list of websites that you can use to send text messages worldwide and it’s actually up to you which one to use.
As for me, I’ve always been using one when it comes to these things. It has a pretty simple (quite obsolete actually) interface but it gets the job done. With it, you can send text worldwide and you don’t even need to register or login to be able to do so and that’s what separates it from other websites.
The service I use when I need to send free text online is txtDrop. It’s completely free of charge and you’re not even required to login if you need to use the service. If you’re sending text messages to US and Canada, you just have to go to txtDrop.com but if you want to send messages abroad, log on to txtDrop.net. Since it’s a web-based service, you can access it on your Android device using a web browser provided you have an internet connection.
Aside from this, you may also be able to send free text messages using Google Voice and Skype. With Google Voice, it may seem a bit complicated to set it up and most of the time people who are looking for free text services often don’t have time to set up things like that. But once properly set up, here’s how you can send messages from your phone:
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- Open the Google Voice app
- Tap the “Dialer” icon
- Tap “Text”
- Enter the name of the contact you’d like to text in the “To” field if you had given permission for your contacts to be accessed. Otherwise, enter the phone number that you’d like to text.
- Enter your message in the field provided
- Tap the “arrow” icon to the right of the message to send it
On the other hand, Skype is much easier than Google Voice because as long as you’re logged in, the SMS option is readily available from chat. All you have to do is this:
- Select a one-to-one chat.
- Tap the Add to chat button.
- Then tap the SMS button.
Have you tried any of these services? Which one works best for you?
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